Zika virus tied to birth defects

GENEVA/LONDON – The World Health Organization yesterday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency because of its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the UN agency sought to build a global response to the threat. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters that co-ordinated international action was needed to improve […]

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